Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Memoir of a Devil Child

If the title of the post manage to catch your attention, then it has served its purpose well :)

seriously, lately i've been far from a devilish, demonic, villainous, or any form of evil for that matter. I've been a really really good boy. (Grin!)

the days have been mundane, yet eventful at the same time. let me elaborate. there's no more classes as the AUSMAT-ians had survived their external exams, and i don't get to see their cute faces on a daily basis anymore. but still, i have to be at the office regadless. plus, we have our hands full with the preparation for the graduation ceremony, and revamping the syllabus for the new batch. i have to cut out and exclude a lot of things that i love and am passionate about. but still, i'm more than willing to. coz after all, its about the students, and not me :( Although i would so much prefer it the other way around.

I've been trying to work out more, and am miraculously losing weight and fat!!! YAY!!! now, i'm like 2 inches closer to my 4 packs!!! muahahaha(see, i'm not that greedy afterall la Addy :P)

the first half of the post was drafted the previous week.

since the last post, i've been working out.... 1...2....3....4....., only ONCE. been feeling lethargic and not really in the mood of going anywhere or doing anything. Went & watched A Christmas Carol 3D with a friend, but ended up blanking out through the show. due to the boring-ness of the show, and the not-so-extravagant 3D effects. IOW, its over rated. sigh... was hoping to have something that would cheer me up and pick my mood up before going for the Prom Nite. wouldn't want to show up all melancholic & sour-faced. Guess that didn't work.

arrived at the Prom thingy late, due to the freaking jam. plus, my Canary's air conditioning decided to bail on me, so was sweating through the 1 and a half hour jam. (and winding down the car window didn't help at all).

the function was......(Deleted.... Deleted..... Deleted.....)
thankfully i was seated at the 'entertaining' table. Mahdi cracked loads of jokes that made us laughed our heads off. And if you know me well, then you should know that the sadder i'm feeling, the harder i laugh.

I've always hated functions like these. functions that serves as a sort of farewell ritual. a rite of passage for people whose supposedly should be moving on to the next phase in their lives. its all about taking the last photos together, expressing gratitudes, apologizing, and most heart-wrenchingly is saying goodbye.

people are departing. stepping away from the usual rigmaroles of the previous days.

its just so very depressing to say goodbye to people who you are used to, and had became a part of your routine, a part of your life. And i am always not good as saying goodbyes. (being the emotional self that i am) I left early that night, not being able to linger any longer, as emotions might take over. the gloomy clouds over my head might just decide to start pouring.

in the car, i turned the stereo on, maximise the volume, hoping that Mariah would whistle the clouds away. but it didn't work. ended up stopping my car by the roadside to avoid endangering others by me driving under emotional influence.

Saying goodbye is sad, regardless the occasion.


Siew Wuen said...

Thank you, Mr Derick..I'll miss you.

derick said...

thank you to you too Siew Wuen. I'm already missing you ;)

Nadira Jeannot said...

The hardest thing is;
saying goodbye to lecturers who truly, genuinely care.
Thnku mr d.
- for the laughs,
-the lessons,
- and the wisdom u imparted.
(and also sometimes for the stories on ur personal life --- with a certain dinosaur. haha.)

I'll stalk ur blog always~~ *evil laugh*

Derick Tenh P.S said...

ur very welcomed Nadira.

I enjoyed having classes with u guys too. will definitely miss each & everyone of u so so much :'(

you are definitely more than welcomed to stalk my blog, haha... Do update me on what's happening in ur life as well.


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a t i q a h said...

awh :( its not even a week yet, and i'm already wishing for classes again. you've become apart of our lives too. will be stalking you here!

p/s: i slept watching christmas carol in 3D, i've never paid and slept- BUT I DID. haha

derick said...

i'm missing classes with u guys too. u've all taken root and grown in me, damn it!


p.s: stalkers are more than welcomed, lol.

p.s.s: guess having seen jacob runnin around topless with his 8 packs has up ur expectations and standards huh? ROFL